The Relationship Between IPMES, CDS and MSD

IPMES uses demographic and transactional data from CDS and MSD to track a program's performance over time and compare its performance to minimum standards and to that of similar programs.

OASAS staff work with providers to identify problem areas, establish action plans to improve performance, and project future performance goals.

Reports generated by IPMES utilize performance indicators such as retention and completion rates, as well as admission-to-discharge changes in patient functioning. They also provide patient profiles that chart characteristics such as age, sex, educational attainment, employment history, and criminal justice involvement.

Funded programs use the same performance measures established for IPMES to establish annual performance targets.

CDS and MSD data are then used to determine if performance targets have been met. If providers are consistently performing below expectations, then the provider may be subject to sanctions or ultimately lose funding. On the other hand, if the provider performs exceptionally well, then they may be eligible to apply for additional funds when available.